Moving to Music Makes Babies Happier

From a study by Marcel Zentner and Tuomas Eerola: Humans have a unique ability to coordinate their motor movements to an external auditory stimulus, as in music-induced foot tapping or dancing. This behavior currently engages the attention of scholars across Read More …

Mozart Wins Out over New Age Music, Again

From a study by Rauscher FH, Shaw GL, and Ky KN: Motivated by predictions of a structured neuronal model of the cortex, we performed a behavioral experiment which showed that listening to a Mozart piano sonata produced significant short-term enhancement Read More …

Warm Feelings from Parents Create Warm Feelings for the Parents’ Music

From a study by Serbun, Sarah J., and Kenneth G. DeBono: This study proposes that some music preferences might be conditioned in childhood through exposure provided by a primary parent or guardian. We hypothesized that those college students who perceive Read More …

Relaxing Classical Music Reduces Heart Rate Variability

From a study by Escher J, and Evéquoz D: The effect of trophotropic (relaxing) music on heart rate and heart rate variability has been investigated in 23 healthy young individuals by means of 24-hour Holter-ECG. Relaxing music (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart) Read More …